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West Woods School

Welcome to "The Woods"

West Woods School


350 West Todd Street,
Hamden, CT  06518
Phone: (203) 407-2050  

Fax: (203) 407-5863 

Office Hours;
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
School Hours:
8:30 a.m.-3:34 p.m.

Directions to West Woods

Michelle G. Coogan, Principal

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Parent Nominations Are Now Being Accepted for Hamden’s 2018-19 Talented and Gifted (TAG) Program

Has your 4th or 5th grade student demonstrated evidence of superior intellectual, creative or academic language arts ability? If so, he or she may benefit from participation in Hamden’s TAG Program.

Hamden’s TAG program is centered on Language Arts and is for 5th and 6th grade students, with identification being done while students are in 4th and 5th grade. Teachers and/or parents/guardians may nominate children for consideration to participate in the program. 

Students who are nominated go through a process that examines student academic Language Arts achievement results, creativity, demonstrated skills on performance tasks and attitudinal measures. This evaluation occurs in late winter and spring. Toward the end of May, parents receive notification of whether or not their child has been accepted into the program.  

Students who are accepted begin the program in the fall, leaving their usual 5th or 6th grade classrooms one day per week to attend our TAG Program at Alice Peck School. There, students receive differentiated instruction beyond that being provided in their regular school programs in order to help them realize their intellectual, creative or language arts potential. Students are expected to make up (on their own time) any work they miss at their home schools while participating in TAG activities.

If you think your child may qualify for Hamden’s TAG program, you may nominate him or her for evaluation by completing the Parent/Guardian TAG Program Nomination Form. Forms must be received by February 23, 2018 for consideration.

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Welcome to West Woods School! 

We are preparing to register kindergarten students for the next academic year. If your child is five years old or he/she will turn five before December 31, 2018, they are eligible for kindergarten. 

 Registration Dates 

Thursday, March 22, 2018 (5:30-7:30 p.m.) 

Friday, March 23, 2018 (1:30-3:00 p.m.) 

Monday, March 26, 2018 (1:30-3:00 p.m.) 

Registration Packet 


It is the mission of Hamden Public Schools to ensure all our students learn to the best of their potential each and every day they are entrusted to our care.

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